Meridian Star

December 9, 2012

Man gets prison for role in Miss. drug ring

The Associated Press
Associated Press

GULFPORT, Miss. —

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Kansas man has been sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison for his role in a drug distribution plot in south Mississippi.

The Sun-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/VEU3J8) that U.S. District Judge Walter Gex III earlier this week sentenced 40-year-old John Fatu Andersen, of Wichita, Kan., to 21 years and 11 months in prison.

Gex also sentenced 27-year-old Nicholas Joseph Shiyou, of Saucier, this week to three years and seven months in prison for his role in the plot to distribute methamphetamine, primarily in Hancock County.

Andersen and Shiyou were among nine men charged in the case. All have pleaded guilty. Only one still awaits sentencing.